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What Type of Properties are Affected by Rent Control in Santa Rosa?

The topic of rent control in Santa Rosa is a rapidly progressing and ever-changing issue. The developments in May of 2016 have put us right into the middle of negotiations over what rent control will actually look like in Santa Rosa. So, let’s review what type of properties it’s likely to affect. Remember that the […]

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Rent Control Moratorium – What Does it Mean for Santa Rosa Landlords?

Rent Control Moratorium – What Does it Mean for Santa Rosa Landlords?

Over the course of the last year, Santa Rosa’s city council has been intentionally attempting to craft a rent control ordinance, due to the disparity between supply and demand. The lack of housing throughout Santa Rosa and Sonoma County has caused a dramatic increase in rents, particularly over the last four years. Many analyses show […]

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Rent Control Ordinance in Santa Rosa 2016 Update

Due to a disparity in the supply and demand for housing in Santa Rosa over the course of many years, we have come to a crisis. There are more people looking for rental properties than there are properties available. Rents are increasing, and they have been increasing dramatically. The city council is presently crafting an […]

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Reasons for a Just Cause Eviction – Santa Rosa Property Management Education

Reasons for a Just Cause Eviction – Santa Rosa Property Management Education

The most challenging and problematic aspect of the Santa Rosa’s entire rent control discussion is its corollary known as “Just Cause Eviction.” A more appropriate name for this process is actually “Good Reason for Notice to Vacate.” The reasoning behind Just Cause Eviction presumes that, as a landlord, you must have a specific and allowable […]

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Bed Bugs in Sonoma County Rental Properties – Should I Be Worried?

Bed Bugs in Sonoma County Rental Properties – Should I Be Worried?

I read an article recently about a man who was on vacation and had a rental car. Much to his dismay, the car had somehow become infested with bed bugs. His solution was to scrub the interior down with rubbing alcohol. But the guy was a smoker, so when he lit a cigarette, he blew […]

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What is the Cost of Property Management in Santa Rosa, CA?

What is the Cost of Property Management in Santa Rosa, CA?

We’ve been talking about the costs of property management; we already covered the two primary costs: ongoing management and tenant placement. Most owners anticipate these. We also previously addressed ancillary transactions, vendor relationships and administration fees that might cost you money. Today, we’re discussing the obligations of applicants and tenants. This is an area we […]

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Hidden Fees Involved in Santa Rosa Property Management

Hidden Fees Involved in Santa Rosa Property Management

In recent blogs, we have been talking about the costs of property management. Previously, we discussed the two primary costs: the ongoing management fee and the cost of one-time tenant placement. Some property management companies structure their services so the management fee and tenant placement fee cover all expenses incurred in the course of your […]

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What is the Cost of Professional Property Management and Tenant Placement in Santa Rosa, CA?

What is the Cost of Professional Property Management and Tenant Placement in Santa Rosa, CA?

At DeDe’s Rentals, we get phone calls, almost on a daily basis, from property owners who want to know about our services and how we can help them. The total value of our services is that we create cash flow, limit liability, and simplify your life. But that’s not necessarily the leading question that we […]

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Santa Rosa Property Management 101: Who’s Responsible for My Shared Fence?

Santa Rosa Property Management 101: Who’s Responsible for My Shared Fence?

At the end of last year, I closed escrow on an investment property. Five days later there was a huge windstorm, which took down 24 feet of fence. My initial reaction was: “why couldn’t this have happened ten days ago?” My second thought was: thank goodness I’d already developed a good relationship with the neighbor […]

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What Can I Require of Licensed Child Care Homes in my Santa Rosa Rental Property?

What Can I Require of Licensed Child Care Homes in my Santa Rosa Rental Property?

Licensed Child Care Homes are an often-unexpected challenge for landlords. Many landlords are unsure of their rights in relation to this use of the property. The simple answer is that you cannot refuse to allow an existing tenant to operate a licensed child care home in your residence, and you cannot decline a potential applicant […]

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